Upper Umpqua & Timpanogas Region Adventures

The North Umpqua Trail has been hit hard by fire and extreme weather the past few years and it needs time to heal and lots of trail work before we’re able to ride all 79 miles of the trail again. But there is still so much good riding in the region and we love being here. The Upper Umpqua is really close to Oakridge’s “outer limits” so we’re combining our favorite rides in this remote high country region for a few days of shredding and being immersed in the outdoors.

Multi Day Mountain Bike Adventures

We’ve revamped our classic Umpqua multi-day trip and honestly the singletrack experience is better. Four days of riding now it includes the best segments of the North Umpqua Trail and our favorite high country trails near Timpanogas Lake on the cascade crest. Our campsite is situated nicely to maximize riding in both areas.

Day 0

Meet in Bend at noon and travel to our campsite near the headwaters of the North Umpqua River. If you are driving up from the south, you are welcome to meet the group at the campsite. We’ll do an afternoon ride from camp to stretch our legs and make sure the bikes are working well. Meet and greet happy hour at 5 PM, followed by dinner. We’ll continue getting to know each other around the campfire then retire to rest up for a big day of riding.

Mileage: less than 10 miles

Day 1

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll travel to Timpanogas Lake to ride the high country trails: Sawtooth, Cowhorn and head of the Willamette. Eat well since we’re going big today: technical climbs, mandatory hike a bike sections to steep descents. A swim in the lake is highly recommended before returning to camp for dinner and relaxation.

Mileage: 15- 20 miles

Day 2

Today is classic PNW riding. We’ll ride the Middle Fork of the Willamette, a technical river trail with miles of fun riding. Then jump back in the van for a Moon Point shuttle above the river canyon, an almost all downhill 7 mile ripper going through multiple climate zones and trail types. From chunky rock to tear inducing speeds, this trail is always a crowd pleaser.

Mileage: 20-34 miles

Day 3

After breaking camp, we’ll take a big bite out of the NUT as we ride the upper segments of this classic trail. Start with Lemolo, Dread and Terror then Hot Springs and if you still have gas in the tank try for Deer Leap too. After a dip in the North Umpqua River and a farewell cheers, the van will return to Bend and we’ll return to the world refreshed and content from three plus days of fantastic mountain biking.

Mileage: 15 to 30 miles

You’ll want to cool off in Indigo Lake after descending down from the ridge.

2024 Dates:

  • June 20th-23rd
  • July 25th-28th

The Upper Umpqua / Timpanogas multi-day trip is best suited to high intermediate and expert riders who enjoy suffering through mandatory hike a bike sections and big climbs to fully appreciate long descents, technical roots and rocks, numerous stream crossings and miles of ultra-fun riding.

$ 1249 per person for a 3.5 day trip includes:

  • 3.5 days of mountain biking on the North Umpqua Trail and trails in Oakridge’s “outer limits”
  • Guide service & support
  • All transportation to and from Bend and during the tour
  • Three nights of camping
  • All meals from from dinner the first night to lunch on the last day as well as trail side snacks
  • Beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Humm Kombucha, and Polar Seltzer
  • Badge of honor: Cog Wild patch

Price does not include:

  • Mountain bike rentals. See our bike rentals page for more information.
  • Camping gear such as tents, sleeping bag and pad. Bring your own, or rent them from us.
  • Optional activities such as rafting or fishing on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond/ Bend (RDM) Airport. Please arrange your own transportation from Redmond Airport to our headquarters, we recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
  • Trip insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance since stuff comes up.
  • Guide gratuity: If you like the ride, plan to tip your guides.

From our main office in Bend, we rent Ibis and Santa Cruz hardtail and full suspension bikes and have access to most bike brands through the many bike shops in Bend. Come early to get fitted to your bike or we can bring the bike of your choice to the campsite.

If you are flying in to Bend and plan to travel down to the Umpqua with the guides, consider adding a day in Bend before or after the tour. Cog Wild is located at LOGE Bend, where you can get a hotel room and add a guided ride or shuttle.

Relax and tell tall tales by the campfire.
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